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. he was laying there in japan. i said you're going to see my show tomorrow and he said, no i'm going home. so it makes you feel really big. >> are we ready? >> ♪ i wish that i could kiss each and every one of you ♪ >> you want to get a sample of that? >> reporter: during world war ii he brought his act to troops in the south pacific and entertained 15,000 marines on the island of pavu as they got ready for a big invasion. >> out of the kids 40% never got home. some months later i was going to a hospital, oakland california during my regular comedy routine and a patient covered with bandages took his hand out and said pavuvu. i greeted him and found out that the whole room was filled with guys from pavuvu. he opened his eyes and said bob hope when did you get here. i couldn't handle that i had to walk away. that was one of the touchest moments in -- toughest moments in my life. >> reporter: bob hope hoped to be a part of the troops at one moment, and the white house in the next. he entertained many presidents. >> it is my honor to give this to you. >> i like to tell jokes about a
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